If you’ve ever wanted to become a permanent part of the world of Diablo, your chance may be well at hand thanks to a new contest announced Friday by Blizzard. If you can be one of the first 1,000 people to provide proof that you’ve hit the level cap of 100 on Hardcore Mode in Diablo 4, you’ll be eligible to have your name — or more specifically, your BattleTag — engraved on an official statue of Lilith, the upcoming game’s main villain.
The contest kicks off on June 1 at 4 p.m. PST and runs through September 1 at just before midnight, provided that the first 1,000 have not already been selected by then. If you’ve met all the in-game qualifications and passed the litmus test of real-life restrictions, all you’ll need to do is make a public tweet on Twitter containing the hashtag #Diablo4Hardcore, your full Battle.net BattleTag, and a photo or video that proves you’ve obtained the “Tempered Champion” title in game.
Of course, there are other restrictions for the contest, which means you don’t technically have to be one on the first 1,000 to have your name and Lilith’s visage forever entwined. Firstly, the contest is only open to legal adults, so no one under the age of 18 need apply. The full list of rules and restrictions can be found here.
It’s not going to be an easy task to make the list, though. As Diablo 4’s Associate Director Joseph Piepiora estimated in late April, the game is going to require around 150 hours of playtime for those wanting to reach level 100. Adding to the difficulty posed by that large time commitment is the PvP Hardcore Mode’s permadeath, meaning if you’re killed by another player, you’re going to be starting from scratch.
One thing that’s not entirely clear, and has been pointed out by the Diablo community on Reddit, is whether the names will be engraved on one giant statue of Lilith, or whether Blizzard will be sending the winners individual statues, each engraved with the BattleTag of the player who submitted a winning entry. According to the contest rules, a winner’s BattleTag will be inscribed on “a physical statue of Blizzard’s choice”, so take from that what you will.
Whether you plan to take Blizzard up on its challenge or you’d rather experience the latest Diablo adventure at your own pace, you”ll get your chace on June 6, when Diablo 4 releases for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, XBox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
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